Personal Website for TED HENRY
It was a difficult conversation way back in the early days of her Alzheimers, but when she calmed down she said she wanted her ashes spread everywhere. I knew what she meant. We came up with a list which featured lots of rugged places and dramatic waterfalls. Some locations I am not capable of getting to anymore and I decided this year I had to get after it. But there is a timing issue. Her mind is completely gone but her body refuses to give up. So what should I do? Well, I came up with the idea to paint up kindness rocks that show a web address of photos profiling her life, and then place those rocks in place of ashes. What follows is location information for what got placed in 2021. Enjoy the photos and maybe get out and visit some of those sites yourself.
I had so much fun with this that plans are percolating for similar efforts in 2022.
Photo taken in 1992 up river from Ipsut Creek at the source of Carbon River.
Of course the glacier has receded a great deal since then.
June skiing on the same trail sometime in the 90's.
Looking south towards Cannon Beach
It was a four generation trek up the mountain to spread mom's ashes and place a Holly rock
Holly taking in the view in 1984
Kiger Gorge on Steens Mountain
Holly on the playa shortly after sunrise, 6/2000
Tri Basin Divide
Copman's Tomb downriver from the falls
The opposite side of Shell Canyon